After adding Cats of Instagram and Grumpy Cat to my Instagram last week as well as buying cat shaped paperclips someone made a comment to me that they would be concerned if I wasn’t married – I would be the crazy cat lady (or something to that effect). This got me thinking, crazy cat lady – I really don’t think it matters whether I am married or not, I do believe that maybe I am the crazy cat lady, actually I am very happy and proud to own this title.
I may only have one cat at home, given the opportunity I would have many, many more. Missy (my cat) owns this house and I know she would not share. She has many quirks – will sit on you only if you have a doona over you, doesn’t like some rugs, only drinks her water out of a glass or shower floor, won’t eat fresh cooked chicken or tuna, didn’t like the old lounge. I could go on and on, there are too many to list.
So you may ask then, with so many quirks, why I love her. It’s simple she gives me unconditional love and she puts a smile on my face. At the end of each day, laying in bed having Missy come and curl up on my chest happy, content and purring. Actually I find it a form of meditation, as I lie there with eyes closed, tuned into the sounds of her purring at the same time feeling the subtle rumble from her purrs right through my chest. It is soothing and hypnotic.
Of course the other thing I adore about my cat is photographing her (which I do every chance I get). I think Missy has learnt to dislike the camera and lens. The countless times I have brought out my camera and asked her to pose for me, turn this way, or that way – smile with her eyes and so on. She doesn’t co-oeprate much now, more often than not she gives me a look that says “oh no, not again”.
I recall reading in a recent blog that we are like our animals, the traits we find in them we also find in ourselves. If this is true I have some real weird quirks of my own (time to investigate those I think 😉 ). Truth be told I might be that crazy cat lady that some joke about, I see her quirks as her personality, her traits as her individuality – Yes, a lot of the things about her resinate in myself. Is that so bad? She is my 18% grey that I chose not to live without.
Do yourself a favour go and find your “crazy” animal to love, it is so worth it. Until next week.